Geothermal Heating Makes For a Greener Home

April 1, 2011

Looking for a Greener Way to Live? Geothermal heating and cooling is a “homegrown” environmentally-friendly energy resource. It isn’t imported and cannot be outsourced, so it reduces our reliance on foreign oil and the use of fossil fuels like coal. Greener means providing the same comfort as conventional heating and cooling options while originating jobs right here in Idaho Falls, and saving the environment all at the same time! Like most homeowners around the Idaho Falls community, you’re searching for energy-saving ways to meet your comfort needs. Geothermal heating falls in line with this line of

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Inside a Geothermal Heat Pump

January 31, 2011

Recently, many inquisitive Idaho Falls residents have asked Conan Heating & Air Conditioning about geothermal. Sure, geothermal heat pumps use the earth to condition your home… but how do they do it? This amazing system works thanks to one simple principle: Given the opportunity, heat will always move into a cooler area. That’s why an ice cube melts and it’s what makes a geothermal heat pump possible. Here’s how geothermal works : A geothermal system doesn’t create heat through combustion. It simply collects and moves it using the principle stated above. In order to carry heat energy from

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More FAQs about Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

January 3, 2011

When installing a geothermal heat pump system in your existing Idaho Falls home, you may have a few concerns. The following are some common questions we have heard and their answers. Investigating geothermal heat pumps you have come up with some questions. For your consideration are some additional FAQs to answer your burning questions. Will an underground loop affect my lawn or landscaping? While there is a short-term disruption, the piping required for a geothermal heat pump system has no long-term damaging effects on your grass, trees, and other landscaping items. Temporary bare spots created by

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Bringing Residential Geothermal Options to Idaho Falls Residents

December 20, 2010

Residential geothermal heating and cooling systems are wise investments that any Idaho Falls resident should consider installing. The long list of benefits, the many ways it saves energy, and how you can save money combine into the perfect blend of being financially savvy and environmentally responsible. So you’re not yet sold on the installation of a cost-saving geothermal heat pump, or ground source heat pump as they are called by engineers? Then here are more details Idaho Falls, ID homeowners can expect from their residential geothermal system. Residential Geothermal Benefits Size – Since a

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A “Smarter” Way to Heat and Cool

October 12, 2010

Imagine, if you will, an abundant source of free, renewable energy that could be used for home heating in winter, cooling in summer, and hot tap water all year. Well, guess what: It really exists. It’s called the sun! But it’s not really solar heating we’re talking about here. No, we’re actually thinking of geothermal heating – and cooling. Talk about energy-efficient! More than any other residential system, geothermal heating and cooling can provide the lowest utility bills, with potential utility savings of anywhere from 40% to 70%. How? By tapping into the

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Geothermal’s Triple-Threat Solution Conan Heating and Geothermal

September 20, 2010

The best heating system your house can have is one you don’t realize is there. And that’s the appeal of the Synergy3D Series from WaterFurnace, a leading manufacturer of geothermal heating and cooling products. With Synergy3D you get an even blanket of heat, right where you want it – no radiators clanking in the night … no gas furnace roaring to life …no too-hot- to-too-cold temperature swings common with fossil fuel systems. Homeowners who want radiant floor heating also will find the Synergy3D Series an exciting product – one that’s highly efficient and increases

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Understanding Earth Loops

September 13, 2010

This is a subject every homeowner in Idaho Falls should understand, too, because earth loops are right at the heart of a geothermal system. They constitute its biggest advantage over conventional heating and cooling technologies. So, what exactly does an earth loop do? It transfers heat to and from the ground – eliminating the need for fossil fuels. And that’s especially good news for Idaho Falls residents. Earth loops come in two basic types. Closed loops are buried in the earth or submerged in a lake or pond. They transfer heat by circulating a

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Idaho Falls Recognizes Different Shades of Green

August 30, 2010

These days, with fossil fuel prices continuing to climb, earth-friendly technologies are becoming more and more attractive. The question is: which earth-friendly – or “green” – technology offers the most affordable, effective, and practical solution? You’ve got everything from geothermal to wind turbines to solar panels and beyond to consider, any one of which can help the environment … and shrink your carbon footprint. Right now, people who pride themselves on being “forward-thinking” are especially conscious of that. The truth is, if you’re like most Idaho Falls homeowners, you’re looking for a way to

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Renewable Energy Tax Credit Rewards Green Homeowners

August 16, 2010

Great news for Idaho Falls, ID! Homeowners who install geothermal heating and cooling systems are eligible for increased tax incentives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009. Under the previous legislation, a one-time tax credit of 30 percent of the total investment was offered for residential ground loop or ground water geothermal heat pump installations, with a maximum credit of $2,000 for a single residence. The new bill removes the $2,000 cap and offers homeowners the entire 30 percent tax credit. Commercial building systems installed after October 3, 2008, are also eligible for a credit

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In Idaho Falls It Really Pays to Choose the Right Installer!

August 2, 2010

All things considered, installing a geothermal system isn’t all that tricky. But it is something only a trained professional – like Conan Heating & Air Conditioning – should attempt. Because it’s only a properly installed geothermal system that can provide years of low maintenance, high-efficiency comfort and unmatched energy savings. Incorrect sizing or installation from an unqualified contractor can negate any financial benefits through prolonged operation or repair costs. And that can lead to other problems. You’ll be glad to know that Conan Heating & Air Conditioning and all WaterFurnace dealers are required to attend in-depth training in order to carry WaterFurnace

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